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Jun 05

The Benefits of being Patient

Being patient has always been my Achilles heel.  I’m the kind of person who wants to get things done instantly and there were times when this behavior blew right on my face. When I was twelve years old, I joined a summer basketball league together with some friends but due to unforeseen circumstances, the games extended till …

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Jun 03

Are you grabbing the opportunities you’re being given?

“During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened.”  ― Winston Churchill Michael Jordan is considered as perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time.  He won six championships with the Chicago …

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May 31

Lessons I Learned from Watching 12 Years a Slave

I’m not usually a fan of period pieces particularly those centering on racism and slavery but I was really curious to see what all the buzz was about the movie Twelve years a Slave so I gave it a chance and watched it this morning, one of the rare times I had time to spare …

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May 29

The Benefits of Dinner Table Conversations

One of the things I’ve been accustomed to growing up was having dinner table conversations with the family.  We don’t get to do it every day but we usually have one on weekends because my dad used to work for a department store as a supervisor and here in the Philippines, stores usually close at …

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May 27

How do you build trust?

“It takes years to build trust and only seconds to destroy it.” Trust, like respect, is something that we earn and earning it can take days, months, or even years.  Building trust is no walk in the park whether you’re building trust in your relationships or within an organization because people need to validate several …

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May 25

How to see the good in people

Hate is such a strong word yet we often hear ourselves say it.  “I hate that guy”; “I hate having that girl around”.  Sometimes it’s just so quick for us to pass judgment on people that if they don’t meet our standards, they’re automatically included in our unofficial people-I-hate list. I was in my first …

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May 22

8 Actions to manage your time effectively

When I first became a manager, one of the most difficult things I ran into was time management.  With more responsibilities added to my plate, I would have to admit that the first few months was a complete struggle.  I was all over the place.  I had to check my emails, conduct coaching sessions, generate reports, attend …

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May 20

The success scorecard: 8 things that makes you successful

I’ve been listening a lot to the late, great Zig Ziglar lately and if you haven’t heard one of his speeches, I would highly recommend you take time to do so because his principles and teachings are very profound and his quotes are just awesome.  One of my favorite Zig Ziglar speech was about the …

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